That is because you have not properly investigated what the terms mean, but have simply defaulted to "I don't know what it means". Lets break this apart (all this information is available on Google)
Parse error: This means that it had a problem reading the code syntax error, This means that the error lies within the grammatical structure of the program unexpected T_VARIABLE this means that it found a variable when it did not expect one (IE when it is not allowed to be present). in /home1/clubbink/public_html/changestatus.php on line 8 This provides the location where it ran into the error.
To basically, this message says that you placed a variable where it should not be on line eight. These errors are most commonly forgotten semi-colons, but can manifest themselves in forgetting or misplacing anything.
If that is not descriptive enough, I don't know what is.